Last Day on the Trail October 1st 2007 Monday, October 1st, 2007. St. John River, Maine. Only thirteen miles - about 3 hours of paddling - remained before Darrin would reach Fort Kent and complete the NFCT in its entirety. With the whole day ahead of him, and relatively little paddling to do, Darrin had to kill time.
He took everything out of his portage packs. He hung things up. He dried things. He cleaned things. He went ... read more
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Darrin L. Kimbler solo thru-paddled the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), an historic water trail through the forests of New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine. His journey was completed over 50 days, from August 12 - October 1, 2007. The water trail was officially established in September 2006; and Darrin was one of the first fifteen people to complete a thru-paddle. For more information on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, see www.northernforestcanoetrail.org.
Darrin didn't spend much time behind a computer while en route, so I kept this third-person narrative f... full info